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Womens Premiership


05 Jun 2019
© NI Football League NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie presents Glentoran Women's Rachel Rogan with the Belleek trophy

Glentoran Women's striker Rachel Rogan is the first-ever winner of the NIFWA Women's Player of the Month award.

Rogan won the April/May trophy for her extraordinary goalscoring exploits, bagging 15 goals across three different competitions.

Rogan scored eight goals in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership, hitting doubles against Comber Rec, Derry City, Crusaders Strikers and Cliftonville. After six games, the Glens are second in the table five points behind Linfield.

Upon collecting the Belleek trophy, Rogan said, "It's an honour to win the first-ever Women's award. I think it's fantastic that the Football Writers' have launched this award.

"I have scored a few goals this season, but Glentoran's success has been a team effort. We are going well in the Premiership, the League Cup and County Antrim Cup, so we're really pleased with our start to the season." NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie said, "Women's football is one of the fastest growing sports in Northern Ireland, and the Danske Bank Women's Premiership is the elite level of the sport. The football so far has been superb, with Linfield, Glentoran and Sion Swifts all in great form.

"It's only right that the Football Writers' recognise the best player in the division each month.

"Rachel has certainly shown herself to be that, with her incredible form in front of goal. It was an honour to present her with the first-ever NIFWA Women's award."